Manage an engine room and small engineering team

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MARG003, 'Manage an engine room and small engineering team'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Organise engine room for departure


Fuels, lubricating oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and refrigeration gas required for proposed voyage are obtained


Flammable and explosive materials are stowed and managed according to regulatory and organisational requirements


Planned maintenance tasks to be completed during proposed voyage are verified


Spares and consumables required for proposed voyage are acquired


Work health and safety (WHS)/occupational health and safety (OHS) hazards in engine room are identified, risks are assessed and corrective actions are taken and recorded according to organisational practices


Manage daily engine room routine


Engine room routine is organised and duties for engineering team are defined


WHS/OHS roles and responsibilities of engineering team are defined


WHS/OHS procedures are communicated to engine room crew


WHS/OHS issues raised are acknowledged and resolved promptly


Permits for hot work, confined space entry and other high risk activities are completed according to organisational and regulatory requirements


Engineering team members are allocated daily maintenance tasks according to planned maintenance system or breakdown maintenance


Procedures for collecting and sorting engine room waste from cleaning and maintenance tasks are defined and communicated to engineering team


Manage engineering team


Performance expectations are communicated clearly to engineering team


Performance expectations are assessed objectively against workloads and engineering team capabilities to ensure satisfactory completion of assigned tasks


Potential and current issues and problems arising within crew and/or individuals are identified and acted on according to organisational and legislative requirements


Effective communication is developed and maintained with team and management


Manage engineering procedures in port


Planned and breakdown maintenance activities to be conducted in port are arranged to facilitate operational efficiency of vessel


Permits for hot work, confined space entry and other high risk activities are completed according to organisational and regulatory requirements


Sound business relationships with contractors are established and maintained to ensure effective communication and early identification of potential service delivery problems


Contractual disputes with contractors that arise are managed according to contractual requirements, using established mediation mechanisms


Removal of sludge, sewage and engine room waste is arranged


Procedures for removal of sludge, sewage and engine room waste are followed according to regulatory requirements and organisational procedures


Manage engineering emergencies


Information is received regarding scope and severity of emergency


Information is analysed to determine appropriate response


WHS/OHS risks are identified and action is taken according to organisational procedures


Actions are taken to reduce effect of incident according to organisational procedures


Incident is monitored for any changes and appropriate responses are taken according to organisational procedures


Communications are established with support services and relevant stakeholders, where appropriate


Reports and debriefings are completed according to organisational procedures